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Officers focus on gangs, in the country and city (Orangeburg, SC): Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell says most of the gang-related groups in the county are located in rural areas. “We have country gangs,” Ravenell said. “They are scattered about in the creeks and the woods.” He also said that many of the local gang members, like those throughout the nation, are high school dropouts.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: August 10, 2015

SC Gang Conference focused on ways to stop gang crime (Columbia, SC): Nearly 400 law enforcement officers from across South Carolina are meeting in Orangeburg for a three-day conference focused on stopping gang crime in the state. “I think that we still have a real problem with gangs in South Carolina,” says State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel.
Source: WCBD 2 News    Date: August 10, 2015

Gang-activity suspected in Thursday night shooting in Columbia (Columbia, SC): Four men standing on McDuffie Avenue, off Forest Drive, were shot Thursday night in what Columbia police believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: The State    Date: August 7, 2015

4 injured in gang-related shooting (Columbia, SC): Four people were injured in what police are calling a gang-related shooting Thursday at an apartment complex.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: August 7, 2015

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force receives federal grant (Columbia, SC): Gang activity in Columbia remains a serious issue, according to Columbia Police Department officials, but efforts by local law enforcement agencies and community partners have shifted the public attitude from denial to awareness.
Source: ColaDaily.com    Date: July 16, 2015

Horry County community fighting back against growing gang problem (Horry County, SC): Horry County has a gang problem, and it’s getting worse. At the moment, police have identified some 1,500 gang members in the county who are part of about 50 gangs, including some connected to the notorious Bloods and Crips.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 16, 2015

WMBF Investigates Horry County's Gang Problem (Horry County, SC): WMBF News is investigating a growing problem terrorizing a local community. “Every single one of those homicides, with the exception of one, have been gang-involved,” says Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes, in reference to a string of deadly shootings in an Horry County community.
Source: WMBF News    Date: July 13, 2015

Possible tax increase could go to stopping gangs in Horry County (Horry County, SC): Horry County Council is considering investing hundreds of thousands of dollars through a tax increase to hiring new detectives to help deal with a rising gang issue in the county. Horry County Police report six homicides this year in the Longs area were all gang related.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 11, 2015

Activists want Horry County leaders to do more reduce gang violence (Horry County, SC): Community activists are asking Horry County government to do more to reduce gang violence. Police say there have been ten murders in the county so far this year, including that of a 14-year-old boy last month.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: June 8, 2015

Chester teen indicted on murder charges in councilman's death (Chester County, SC): A Chester County teenager has been indicted in the murder of a Chester County Councilman who was fatally shot on election day. A true bill of indictment was filed earlier this week against 19-year-old Christopher Marquavious Moore in the death of councilman Odell Williams.
Source: WIS 10 News    Date: June 5, 2015

Alleged gang shooter in killing of Chester councilman indicted for murder (Chester, SC): The accused triggerman in what investigators called the gang-related shooting death of Chester Councilman Odell Williams has been indicted for murder by a grand jury, according to court officials.
Source: The State    Date: June 4, 2015

Police: Woman charged in gang killing of Lake City man is on the run (Lake City, SC): Marilyn Wilson, 34, is charged with accessory before the fact of a felony in the murder of Luther Fludd outside a nightclub on Samuel Street in Lake City two weeks ago, according to Lake City Police chief Jody Cooper.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: May 27, 2015

Atlantic Beach Police will monitor gangs closely over Memorial Day Weekend (Atlantic Beach, SC): The Atlantic Beach Bikefest is about a week and a half away. On Tuesday, Atlantic Beach Police Chief Tim Taylor held a meeting at the Atlantic Beach Community Center with several law enforcement agencies from across the state to go over plans.
Source: WPDE NewsChannel 15    Date: May 12, 2015

Chester teen pleads guilty in 2014 killing (Chester County, SC): The Chester teenager accused in the 2014 fatal shooting of another teen pleaded guilty to murder Tuesday morning in a Chester County courtroom.
Source: The Herald    Date: May 12, 2015

US Marshals Fugitive Task Force arrests known Horry County gang member (Horry County, SC): The U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force apprehended Cliston Bellamy, 28 without incident Monday around 9:00 a.m. in Columbia. Bellamy has been on the run since May 2014. Authorities say Bellamy is a known "Gangster Disciple" gang member.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: May 4, 2015

Six gang members charged with 2014 Lake Wylie murders (York County, SC): Six suspected Charlotte gang members now face a possible death penalty in the October killings of a business couple to block testimony against United Blood Nation members at a future trial.
Source: The Charlotte Observer    Date: April 22, 2015

Horry County Police look at gang education to curb Longs shootings (Longs, SC): With nine serious shootings in Longs since the beginning of the year, Horry County Police are evaluating what they can do to prevent more from happening. "That's a lot of shootings for an area that, it's not that densely populated up there that you would expect that kind of activity," said Lt. Raul Denis, of the Horry County Police Department.
Source: WMBF News    Date: April 20, 2015

Horry County Police Gang Investigator: Gang violence can stop through education (Horry County, SC): Community leaders are working with the Horry County Police Department to prevent crime and wipe out gang violence. The Horry County Gang Investigator said prevention can happen with education.
Source: WMBF News    Date: April 16, 2015

Lott: 4 gang members charged in shooting death of rival (Richland County, SC): The recent arrest of four known gang members charged in the drive-by shooting death of a rival gang member is a prime example of what joining a gang will lead to, according to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.
Source: The State    Date: March 25, 2015

Columbia Kicks Off Youth Violence Prevention Week (Columbia, SC): March 23rd marks the start of National Youth Violence Prevention Week. For the 12th year, Columbia got involved by hosting a Youth Violence Prevention Expo on Monday evening.
Source: WLTX 19 News    Date: March 23, 2015

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